Philips, another newcomer to the ranking Guide joins at 17th position out of 18. Philips scores points for its chemicals management and for committing to the precautionary principle, although its understanding of this principle needed to be clarified.
Philips has committed to eliminate brominated flame retardants from its product range but, so far, without a timeline. No such commitment is made for eliminating PVC. Philips scores zero on all the e-waste criteria, so there is plenty of scope for improvement in the future.